Curator of Landscape

Curator of Landscape
Employer: Watts Gallery - Artists' Village
Salary: £22,800
Location: Guildford, Surrey

Watts Gallery Trust, a registered charity, is seeking to recruit an emerging curator to take up an exciting and innovative eight-month post, funded by the John Ellerman Foundation.

As Curator of Landscape, this role is dedicated to the development of an enhanced sense of place across the 18-acre site at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village (WG-AV). Engaging with the historic collections and archive, the Curator of Landscape will research and implement a programme of interpretation to explore the history of the site, the heritage of the landscape and the architectural significance of this unique campus of Arts & Crafts buildings.
Working within the Curatorial department, this is an opportunity to gain substantial experience working directly with the collections, library and archive. There will also be opportunities to work across departments within the organisation to enhance visitor engagement and participation in the landscape.

Key Accountabilities:
- Interpretation
- WG-AV landmarks
- Horticulture
- Volunteer Management
- Communications

Skills & Experience:
- Specialist knowledge of nineteenth- and early-twentieth century British art, architecture and garden history.
- Proven ability to write gallery interpretation.
- Experience of working with and handling art and archive collections.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Excellent IT skills, including Word, Excel, database and email applications.
- Excellent organisational and planning skills, coupled with the ability to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Familiarity with Collections Management Systems.
- Experience of working in or volunteering in a visitor attraction and making heritage available and attractive to the public.
- Experience of project management in a Heritage environment.

Knowledge & Qualifications:
- Degree in art history, history, horticulture and garden design, architectural history or equivalent.

Recruitment Timeline:
Deadline for applications: Friday 7 June 2019
Interviews: Friday 21 June 2019

Applications including a supporting statement expressing interest in and suitability for the position and CV should be sent to Katherine Smith via admin@wattsgallery.org.uk

Watts Gallery is fully committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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